Hope Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1908

GUSN

GUSN-258725

Description

Plain maple or pine hope chest; rectangular with hinged lid and two black painted metal handles on sides; keyhole lock at front with key; pedestal base; inside bottom lined with newspaper dated 1916 and tissue paper; contains linens; ledges inside support top tray; handle openings on sides of tray.

Details

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
wood (plant material)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
metal
paint (coating)
Wedding
Furniture
Chest, Blanket

Inscription

"October 3 1945/ There is nothing in this chest which/ pertains to business of any nature/ No personal papers & documents./ No supplies for household use./ The contents concerns no one (underlined) excepting/ my heirs upon my death./ Keep out!/ Sarah M. Field" (paper label )
"Hope Chest - / Pat C 87 Corbin/ South Room/ 1 key/ H.W.E." (on wooden block; pen and pencil)
"1908" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

24 x 43 1/4 x 25 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Sarah Moore Field

Accession Number

1998.6174

Places

North Andover (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Probably New England (United States) [general region]